Reference 2016-190

REF:            2016-190

Subject:        Heart failure

    

 

Request:

  • What was the size of the patient population covered by your Trust in 2015?
  • How many patients were diagnosed with heart failure by your Trust in 2015?
  • Does your Trust follow NICE guidelines to support the diagnosis of suspected heart failure? If not, what guidance does your Trust follow? Please provide a copy

o   Please provide the details – including the manufacturer and brand name – of those tests used to support the diagnosis of heart failure

  • Does your Trust follow NICE guidelines to support the management of chronic heart failure? If not, what guidance does your Trust follow? Please provide a copy

o   Please provide the details – including the manufacturer and brand name – of those tests used to support the management of chronic heart failure

  • Does your Trust use NTproBNP or BNP testing to support the diagnosis of heart failure in patients presenting through A&E?
  • How many NTproBNP tests were performed by your Trust in 2015? Please provide the manufacturer and brand name of the test used
  • Are there any restrictions for using NTproBNP or BNP tests? If yes, please explain
  • How many echocardiographs were performed at your Trust in 2015?
  • What was the average waiting time for an echocardiogram at your Trust in 2015?

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2016-190 – FOI request – Heart failure [263 kb] PDF